I had my friends visiting home the previous day and it’s kinda pact that the host prepares a snack and a sweet dish for the guests. Snack dish! Yes it was easy for me to decide. But thinking of sweet dish made me panic as I had less time for my preparation. I opened the fridge to see what all was in store and I found lots of carrots and a can of condensed milk. And Ting!! Bulb on:-). For people like me who rarely makes sweets (yeah diet it is!!) carrot halwa was a rescuer. I have used condensed milk in this recipe but surely you can avoid it, it’s optional. My friends loved the carrot halwa and so did my family.
Shredded carrots – 4 cups
Milk – 2 cups (use 3 cups if not using condensed milk)
Condensed milk- 1 cup (1 cup sugar if not using condensed milk)
Ghee- 2 tbsp
Peel, wash and grate the carrots. Take a pan add 1 tbsp of ghee and shredded carrots and heat on a low flame. After a minute or two, add milk and close the lid. Stir in-between. Cook until raw smell of carrots disappear and you get sweet smell of carrots. As milk evaporates add condensed milk and stir. (Add sugar if you are not using condensed milk). Continue cooking on low flame until it thickens with no liquid left. Now add dry nuts roasted in ghee and enjoy the heavenly taste of carrot halwa.